Carl Bessai, Director/DP – Fathers & Sons:
I had the pleasure of working with Valeriy on the set of one of my recent feature films, Fathers & Sons, where he proved to be an invaluable member of our team for our 32 days of production. The film went on to win significant awards both nationally and internationally.
Beyond having displayed a great work ethic and an ability to perform well in demanding situations throughout the shot, Valeriy could be counted on to be a good example to other crew members with his professional manner. As well, his ability to anticipate camera department needs proved a valuable asset as he was always ready and prepared for reloads, lens changes and other necessities.
After my experience working with him, I would gladly recommended Valeriy and wish him luck with his future aspirations.
Ken Burke, media producer:
My name is Ken Burke. I am a media producer of 29 years. I write to recommend Valeriy Orlov as a video professional. As one of the founders of the Pacific Audio Visual Institute I met Valeriy when he was a student there in 2011. He stuck out as one of the best camera operators in his class. Val is a very hard worker and shows leadership abilities. He was always experimenting with lighting and camera techniques and was consistently the first to volunteer for any extra set experience. He assisted me many times on with client projects and performed very well. I have since met Valeriy working professionally and am further impressed by the quality of his work. He is very reliable, skillful and an easy person to interact with even in stressful situations. It is a pleasure to recommend someone of Mr. Orlov’s character and experience. He will do well in whatever he chooses.
James E. Taylor, director:
Over last 10 years I have worked extensively with Valeriy Orlov on dozens of Films and Television projects. He was DP on numerous music videos Internet commercials which utilizing green screen and a couple of Documentaries. Most recently we completed work on a 1 hour Christmas special which will be released in December.
Val takes his role as a Cinematographer and Cameraman very seriously. His attention to detail and personable ways makes him a treat to work with on and off set.